Women’s soccer legend, retires after 12 years of playing

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‘Women’s soccer legend’ Jeon Ga-eul (36), who retired at the end of last season, will hold a retirement ceremony on the field of the women’s national team’s friendly match.

The Korea Football Association announced that it will hold a retirement ceremony for Jeon before the ‘Shinsegae E-Mart Invitational Women’s National Football Team Friendly Match’ against the Philippines at the Icheon Sports Complex on Friday.

Jeon will serve as the match ball carrier for the match and will personally carry the match ball before saying goodbye to the national team players and fans.

Born in 1988, Jeon is a defensive icon who led South Korea’s golden era of women’s soccer. A game-changer with quick feet, fluid technique, strong fighting spirit, and sharp free kicks, Jeon was nicknamed “Supersonic,” “Jeon Beckham,” and “Autumn Legend” by fans, and played for Incheon Hyundai Steel, Hwacheon Kspo, and Sejong Sports Toto before joining Suwon Facilities Management Corporation (now Suwon FC) in 2008. 안전놀이터 In 2010, she led Suwon to its first WK League title and was named MVP of the championship match, and later won three WK League titles (2013, 2014, and 2015) with Incheon Hyundai Steel.

Throughout her career,

Jeon has never hesitated to take on “firsts” for herself and her younger teammates. She is the only player to have played in three different leagues: the United States, Australia, and England. In 2016, she became the first Korean women’s soccer player to play in the U.S., joining the Western New York Flash, followed by Melbourne Victory in Australia in 2017 and Bristol City and Reading in England in 2020.

She also had a stellar 12-year national team career. From her debut against Vietnam in the 2007 Beijing Olympic Qualifiers to the 2019 friendly against Iceland, she spent 12 years in the colors, scoring 38 goals in 101 games. Her 38 A-match goals are the second most by a South Korean woman in history, behind only Ji So-yeon (Seattle Reign). She scored the winning header against Costa Rica at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada (2-2 draw) to lead the women’s national team to their first-ever World Cup Round of 16 appearance, led the team to the 2009 Universiade in Belgrade with 12 goals and won the tournament, and was there for all of South Korea’s women’s soccer glory, including three consecutive bronze medals at the Asian Games (2010, 2014, 2018).

After announcing her retirement

From the WK League at the end of the 2023 season with Sejong Sports Betting, Jeon is well on her way to a post-retirement career that will see her serve as a women’s soccer commentator at the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, as well as launching a new sports-related business.

Since 2002, the Korea Football Association has organized retirement ceremonies for male and female players who have played at least 70 A matches. 카지노사이트 추천 This is the second retirement ceremony for a female player, following that of Yoo Young-sil (current head coach of the Seoul Metropolitan Government, 71 A matches) in 2008, and the first to be held at the women’s national team stadium.

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